a mashup of my favorite topics and named after my favorite food. knitting, carfreedom, asian americanism, half-chineseness, more knitting, a little crochet, some life in china, lists, clothing. maybe a little running and yoga. and mashed potatoes.
How the (World War II) effort forced conservation on Americans, who even in the 1940s, were well on their way to becoming the consumer-based society we know of today. Community gardens on the White House lawn, hitchhiking free-for-alls, and bikes and even horse-drawn buggies were all promoted as good for the "effort."